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Ngwathe mayor celebrates birthday

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 08 December 2017  -  12 Views  -  0 Comments
 The executive mayor of Ngwathe Local Municipality, Joey Mochela, celebrates her birthday today, Friday December 8. For the past few years, the celebration has been part of the mayor’s giving back to the community through the Poverty Alleviation Project launched in 2013.  According to Steve Naale,... Read Article

Four appear in court for bags of meat

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 08 December 2017  -  32 Views  -  0 Comments
LINDLEY - Four suspects, Johannes Mofokeng (47), Johannes Xaba (45), Molahlehi Solomon Leseba (43) and Mohapi Benjamin Mofokeng (38) appeared in the Lindley Magistrates` Court on Monday after they were found in possession of presumably stolen meat. According to police spokesperson, Captain Zweli... Read Article

Young life lost in accident

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 08 December 2017  -  11 Views  -  0 Comments
What was supposed to be an entertaining night to remember for a young man and his friends ended in a tragedy that saw one life lost. This came after Punki Khoboko of Dewetsdorp died last Sunday morning when his car rolled three times after it lost control during an overtaking at one of the... Read Article

Khoza’s new party logo under fire

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 08 December 2017  -  15 Views  -  0 Comments
Former ANC MP, Dr Makhosi Khoza, launched a new political party on Monday, dubbed African Democratic Change. Khoza said her party would be different from the African National Congress (ANC). However, hours after launching the party it came under its first attack from the oldest political party. The... Read Article

Presidential nominees

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 08 December 2017  -  54 Views  -  0 Comments

ANC’s FS leadership still legitimate- Mantashe

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 08 December 2017  -  9 Views  -  0 Comments
ANC secretary-general, Gwede Mantashe, on Monday swept away questions over the legitimacy of the party's provincial executive committee (PEC) in the Free State, led by Ace Magashule as chairman, and insisted it would take part in the party's upcoming national elective conference. “'It is not an... Read Article
Nominations vs Elections!

ANC leadership tussle tightens

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 08 December 2017  -  17 Views  -  0 Comments
 It is anyone's guess as to what will potentially play out over the next few days, now that the provincial parties have consolidated nominations from branches and made their preferred candidates official.  With only eight days to go before the ANC’s elective conference, the race for the party’s... Read Article

Zikalala, Dlamini-Zuma call for unity at KZN PGC

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 08 December 2017  -  8 Views  -  0 Comments
Robust calls for unity and tolerance emerged as senior officials closed KwaZulu-Natal’s ANC provincial general council (PGC) in Durban on Tuesday. KwaZulu-Natal chairperson Sihle Zikalala said they had pulled off a successful PGC. Zikalala sent a clear message of discipline and tolerance, urging... Read Article
In terms of numbers, information at Dumelang News’ disposal showed that initially when Magashule took office in 2009, government targeted 51 433 houses and thus far eighty-five percent has been reported as finalised and handed over to their rightful owners.Inset: Premier Magashule gets an update on the fish hatchery project situated in Gariep Dam.. PHOTO DUMELANGMEDIA

Free State is a better place

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 08 December 2017  -  15 Views  -  0 Comments
 Today marks the final day of a three-day’s showcasing of eight years of service delivery by the Free State provincial government under the incumbent Premier, Dr Ace Magashule and his administration. The event, held at Bloemfontein’s Sand Du Plessis Theatre kicked off on Wednesday whilst showcasing... Read Article

Health warning

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 08 December 2017  -  8 Views  -  0 Comments
Listeria infection is a foodborne bacterial illness that can be very serious for pregnant women and people with impaired immune systems. Listeria infection is most commonly contracted by eating improperly processed deli meats and unpasteurized milk products. Healthy people rarely become ill from... Read Article

Zim finance minister out on bail

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 08 December 2017  -  8 Views  -  0 Comments
A Zimbabwean judge on Thursday released on bail former finance minister Ignatius Chombo who is facing charges of corruption dating back two decades, including defrauding the central bank. Chombo, who was detained after the military seized power in "Operation Restore Legacy" two weeks ago, which it... Read Article

GEPF big loser after Steinhoff free fall

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 08 December 2017  -  14 Views  -  0 Comments
Economists estimate Steinhoff International dropped a further R32.8bn on Thursday, after it lost R120bn of its market value on Wednesday when investors dumped the retailer following CEO Markus Jooste's resignation amid an accounting scandal. Shares in the furniture and clothing retailer collapsed... Read Article
Nkosinjani Speelman, the Executive Mayor of Matjhabeng Local Municipality seen during the expo on Wednesday in Bloemfontein. PHOTO Dumelangmedia

Mayor rubbish R21m payment to service provider

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 08 December 2017  -  8 Views  -  0 Comments
The Executive Mayor of Matjhabeng Local Municipality, Nkosinjani Speelman has rubbished reports that the municipality made a payment of over R21 million to a security company service provider. Speelman’s swift reaction to get to the bottom of the matter came after it emerged on social media that... Read Article
The Provincial Spokesperson of the African National Congress (ANC), Thabo Meeko, speaking to the media during last week’s by-election in Metsimaholo. PHOTO Dumelangmedia

ANC FS conference set for Sunday

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 08 December 2017  -  12 Views  -  0 Comments
The much anticipated Free State ANC’s Provincial Elective Conference has been set on Sunday at the Woodlands Lodge in Parys. According to the party’s provincial spokesperson, Thabo Meeko, the conference will deal with leadership issues and discussions on policy, to consolidate provincial position... Read Article
MEC for Education, Tate Makgoe hosted grade 12 learners, who have just completed  their senior certificate examinations, at the provincial service delivery expo where issues of study funds also came to the fore. The matric results are expected early in January 2018. Good Luck and no matter how you fare, you are winners for completing your secondary schooling.. PHOTO Dumelangmedia

Shool is out

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 08 December 2017  -  8 Views  -  0 Comments
With matric examinations over now and most schools closed, it is expected that all major roads will be packed as people will be going on holidays. Dumelang News has picked up that in Bloemfontein the Papa Brits Tempe gate in General Dan Pienaar Drive will be closed until the January 2018, road... Read Article
Tuesday marked the fourth death anniversary of former president and icon Nelson Mandela who was a world renowned freedom fighter famous for his vision of a non-racial ,non-sexist and democratic South Africa. Below: Scores of young and old people visited the statue of Mandela situated on Bloemfontein's Naval Hill to commemorate Tata Madiba as he was fondly known by millions the world over. PHOTO Dumelangmedia

Gone, not forgotten

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 08 December 2017  -  10 Views  -  0 Comments
The passing of former president Nelson Mandela on December 05 in 2013 left the country in distress, leaving many in mourning. Tuesday marked four years of the passing of this world renowned icon and Dumelang News caught up with members of the public commemorating his passing by  placing flowers at... Read Article

No decision to move SAA

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 04 December 2017  -  41 Views  -  0 Comments
Government has not taken a decision to move South African Airways (SAA) out of the National Treasury to the Department of Transport. The Presidency said in a statement on Sunday it had noted media reports suggesting that government had taken a decision to move the state-owned enterprise to the... Read Article

Beneficiaries of land reform empowered

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 01 December 2017  -  62 Views  -  0 Comments
The Vumelana Advisory Fund has kicked off a series of road shows aimed at educating and empowering land reform beneficiaries on how to make productive use their land, promoting good governance practices, amongst Communal Property Associations, as well as to present the land reform future scenarios... Read Article
 Fifty year-old Paulos Ramatsi from Caleb Motshabi settlement (better known as Dinaweng) and his wife (behind), are struggling to make ends meet as he is now unable to work due to an alleged injury on duty.. PHOTO Dumelangmedia

“My former boss deserted me”

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 01 December 2017  -  28 Views  -  0 Comments
The work that a Bloemfontein man has been enjoying doing for many years is now reportedly the reason that he cannot work and provide for his family anymore, and sadly he blames his former boss for his condition.Fifty-year-old Paulos Ramatsi from Caleb Motshabi settlement (better known as Dinaweng)... Read Article

one- on -one program offers ear to youth

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 01 December 2017  -  42 Views  -  0 Comments
“We must listen to them. And then we must pply and change the old style of doing things. We have to keep up with the youth of today if we are going to nurture them along,” said MMC for Women, Children and People Living with Disabilities, Thato Mpoeli at the One-on-One talk programme held at the... Read Article